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LATE TICKET SURGE FOR GAMES

AFTER criticism over the high number of empty seats at the Olympics, sales for the Paralympics have been soaring at the last minute and it is reported the majority of tickets have gone for the athletics final sessions.

Last week Rio organisers reported the highest ever one-day ticket sales for the Paralympics, as 145,000 were snapped up on the Wednesday two weeks out from the opening ceremony.

The Paralympics kick off on Wednesday September 7, with the 10-day track and field programme starting the following day at the Olympic Stadium.

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RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES 16 PICTURE SPECIAL Sixteen pages of images looking back the track and field in Rio 2016 ACTION 48 EA U17/U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS Dominic Ogbechie sets two championship bests as the country’s top youngsters are in action in Bedford 54 LAUSANNE DIAMOND LEAGUE Elaine Thompson and Genzebe Dibaba in form as the athletes return to the circuit 56 PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE Laura Muir and Ruth Jebet set British and world records respectively NEWS 6 Laura Muir to run mile at CityGames 8 The recent world record-setting in perspective 10 Weir in positive mood for Rio 12 World Under-18 Champs to be pulled TALKING POINT 34 British athletics could learn from Team GB’s cycling success, says Steve Smythe PERFORMANCE 42 Sports science news 44 Tom McNab casts a coach’s eye over Rio 46 Kelly Holmes’ killer sessions 47 Healthy fast food for athletes RESULTS & FIXTURES 58 Results round-up, including world record for hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk 68 The stars to watch out for at the Paralympics 75 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 36 YOUR SAY 78 DIP FINISH

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Editor’s Letter
IF YOU’RE feeling a little empty or down right now,
OLYMPIC GAMES
THE RIO OLYMPICS WERE FULL OF UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS. IN OUR 16-PAGE PICTURE SPECIAL, WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE BEST IMAGES FROM A SPECIAL GAMES
ACTION
NOW THE DUST HAS SETTLED ON RIO, THE ATTENTION TURNED TO THE COUNTRY’S TOP TEENAGE ATHLETES IN BEDFORD
ELAINE THOMPSON, GENZEBE DIBABA AND AYANLEH SOULEIMAN IN FORM AS DIAMOND LEAGUE HITS SWITZERLAND
RUTH JEBET SMASHES WORLD STEEPLECHASE RECORD AND LAURA MUIR AGAIN BREAKS BRITISH BEST OVER 1500M
NEWS
AS one of several long-stagnant events (see p8-9) in athletics,
LAST WEEKEND’S RECORD-SETTER TO LINE UP ON THE STREETS OF TYNESIDE AS SHE BRINGS HER SUPERB SEASON TO AN END
GREAT RUN LOCAL staged its first event in the Queen
THE 46th edition of the Rieti IAAF World Challenge meeting,
DOUBLE Olympic 800m champion and world record-holder David Rudisha is
MO FARAH will face world half-marathon bronze Dathan Ritzenhein when
FOLLOWING RECENT GROUND-BREAKING PERFORMANCES IN FORMERLY STAGNANT EVENTS, PAUL HALFORD TRIES TO PUT IT INTO PERSPECTIVE
DAVID WEIR believes he is in good shape as he
JONNIE PEACOCK says competing in Rio without the support of
AS SHE goes into her second Paralympics at the age
ISAIAH KIPLAGAT, the former president of Athletics Kenya who was
NINA PONOMAREVA, the controversial 1952 Olympic discus champion, has died
GREG RUTHERFORD’S former agent appeared in court last week accused
THE cancellation of the World Under-18 Championships heads several developments
ENGLAND ATHLETICS is to raise its affiliation fee by £1
TALKING POINT
STEVE SMYTHE SUGGESTS BRITISH ATHLETICS COULD LEARN FROM BRITISH CYCLING’S SUCCESS
PERFORMANCE
Preparing to push your body further requires meticulous nutritional planning. PETA BEE looks at how to fuel up for the challenge
OF all the studies into the benefits of intense training,
IT’S A CASE of the worst timing imaginable, but research
A NEW study from the University of Stirling challenges convention
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WHAT WERE THE MAJOR FACTORS INFLUENCING SOME OF THE TOP PERFORMANCES IN RIO? IN THE FIRST OF A TWO-PART SERIES, TOM MCNAB CASTS HIS EYE AT SOME RESULTS
IN 2004, KELLY HOLMES WON DOUBLE GOLD AT THE ATHENS OLYMPICS AT THE END OF A CAREER THAT HAD ALREADY INCLUDED AN OLYMPIC BRONZE IN 2000. SHE GIVES EMILY MOSS AN INSIGHT INTO THE TRAINING PROGRAMME THAT TOOK HER TO THE HEIGHT OF HER POWERS
IN A BID TO BALANCE THEIR NUTRITIONAL INTAKE, ATHLETES ARE TURNING TO HOME-DELIVERED RECIPE BOXES. PETA BEE CHECKS THEM OUT
RESULTS & FIXTURES
WHILE Sophie Hitchon’s recent successes have given focus to the
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Perth: M Carroll 15:49 M45 89.85%; Poole: D Cooper 16:42
TEAM GB HEADING FOR BRAZIL FULL OF EXPECTATION, RATHER THAN HOPE
WELTKLASSE ALL SET TO LIVE UP TO ITS AMAZING REPUTATION YET AGAIN
REGULARS
THE current world records of Kenenisa Bekele at 5000m and
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MO FARAH’s younger brother, Ahmed, is set to be deported
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TRAINING
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